Educational Institution Effects on Race and Ethnicity

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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION EFFECTS ON RACE & ETHNICITY Race and ethnicity are usually used interchangeably, however they are not same. Ethnicity is described by the group on the basis of family history, national foundation, and forefathers. Ethnicity cannot transform, although elements of a particular ethnic group’s community can transform. Race is a term that attempts to categorize human beings into distinct groups by their Phenotypes according to skin color, eye color, etc. All over the history, race has been usually used as a social, cultural, and biological establishment. (Taylor and Whittaker 233). The prospect of Race changes with time and remains to be difficult to explain as our recent understanding of biological research fails to support the concept that there are significant biological variances between Races. In the United States there is huge variation in terms of Race and Ethnicity, and different ethnic, racial, and cultural framework of the United States is well maintained. 2000 Census data show many swings to a more culturally and linguistically mixed society (Hobbs and Stoops 7). In the United States out of every four people one is from a different ethnic background other than white. These progressions are reflected in population of schools. Moreover, 2000 census data show that there are around 1% Indian/Alaskan Native students, 4% Asian/Pacific Islander students, 16% black (non-Hispanic) students, 15% Hispanic students, and 63% white (non-Hispanic) students
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